Eyal Burstein, Michele Gauler, Beta Tank. Eye Candy from the Sensory Plasticity project, USB Lolly (Models). 2007

Eyal Burstein, Michele Gauler, Beta Tank Eye Candy from the Sensory Plasticity project, USB Lolly (Models) 2007

  • MoMA, Floor 1, 1 South

Eye Candy is a series of prototypes that take advantage of the human brain’s extraordinary plasticity—its potential to adapt to sensory input, substitute one sense for another, and use a variety of information sources to amplify our experience of the world. In this speculative project, electrodes on the surface of little sugar-coated capsules translate one sense into another by sending the taste input to the brain at a frequency that the brain interprets as visual information. This is then uploaded to a computer via USB, enabling us to see the sweet candy’s flavor as vivid images.

Gallery label from Never Alone: Video Games and Other Interactive Design, September 10, 2022–July 16, 2023
Medium
Copper, steel, polyurethane, and sugar
Dimensions
.1 (USB lolly): 8 3/8 x 2 7/8 x 3/8" (21.3 x 7.3 x 1 cm)
Credit
Gift of the Speyer Family Foundation
Object number
432.2008.1
Copyright
© 2023 Beta Tank Ltd.
Department
Architecture and Design

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